Did you know that Silver Circle-West Toronto Services for Seniors (SC-WTSS) not only provides services but also advocates in the community where projects may have benefits to our target audience in different capacities?
Recently, we have been approved for a collaborative grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) with the Junctions Commons Project (JCP).
In 2011, the Toronto Police Service Division 11 moved from its former location at 209 Mavety Street to a new facility. This unoccupied two-story building is approximately 60 years old and 25, 000 square feet. In the latter part of 2012, a group of residents grabbed the opportunity to talk to the community about the future of the former Division 11 building. They formed the JCP to help focus their efforts. Their intent is to convert the building into a community space that provides area residents a place to meet, work, play and participate in various community activities.
The JCP has been working hard to generate public discussion focusing on the general needs and interests for a community space in this rapidly changing neighborhood. With secured funding from the OTF a feasibility study is now in the process of being conducted by Peter Thoma of urbanMetrics Inc, a local area resident. Work is already under way to consult with the Junction community to assess the various services and activity needs and gaps in the area.
We need your assistance!
To get involved you can participate in the community consultation in the Junction:
- Sat. November 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Farmers Market
- Sun: November 10th from 2pm-4pm Jane/Dundas St. Library – 620 Jane Street
- Wed: November 13th from 6:30-8:00pm Galaxy Donuts – 369 Keele St
You can also participate in an online survey through
Additional information and daily updates can be read online at: http://junctioncommons.wordpress.com
SC-WTSS will be assisting the JCP to host a Photo Op on Friday, Nov. 8th at 3pm in front of 209 Mavety building to announce and bring awareness to the project.
Special guests include:
- Cheri DiNovo, MPP Parkdale-High Park
- Jonah Schein, MPP Davenport
- Sarah Doucette, City Councillor Ward 13
We encourage everyone to attend!